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Deputy Sheriff William Jerold Zak | Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

William Jerold Zak

Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, July 19, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Deputy William Zak suffered a fatal heart attack after breaking up a fight and attempting to arrest the participants.

He was moonlighting as a security guard for a nightclub when he was informed of a fight in progress. He responded with another deputy and broke up the fight, but collapsed immediately afterwards and died at the scene.

The suspect was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Deputy Zak is survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 12, 2013

 

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